John J. Salka, Jr.

JOHN J. SALKA Jr., a Firehouse® contributing editor, recently retired as a battalion chief with FDNY, serving as commander of the 18th battalion in the Bronx. Salka has instructed at several FDNY training programs, including the department’s Probationary Firefighters School, Captains Management Program and Battalion Chiefs Command Course. He conducts training programs at national and local conferences and has been recognized for his firefighter survival course “Get Out Alive.” Salka co-authored the FDNY Engine Company Operations manual and wrote the book First In, Last Out – Leadership Lessons From the New York Fire Department. He also operates Fire Command Training (www.firecommandtraining.com), a New York-based fire service training and consulting firm. To comment on this column, contact him at chiefsalka@firehouse.com.

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What Are You Thinking?

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Fireground Radio Rules: How to Sharpen Your Skills

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Salka: Confronting Danger as a Firefighter

Salka: Confronting Danger as a Firefighter

Making Mistakes – And Correcting Them

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Salka: Hydrant Work

Salka: Hydrant Work

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